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Wednesday 10/15/2014
Sprint dealer building nearing completion
Posted: October 15, 2014

The new home for a Sprint celllular service dealership is nearing completion on Turner McCall Blvd. near the Fifth Avenue intersection.

Abral's Classy and Sassy opens on Broad Street
Posted: October 15, 2014

Abral's Classy and Sassy, 231 Broad Street, a building owned by David Clonts, opened in its new downtown location Tuesday. The shop, owned by Abral Wilson sells prom and formal dresses. It was previously located at 400 Shorter Avenue in west Rome.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Floyd County Farm Bureau member receives district award
Posted: October 14, 2014

MACON, Ga. – Floyd County Farm Bureau was recently recognized during the Georgia Farm Bureau 1st member programs. Leigh Rush is the FCFB president. FCFB member Iris Peeler received the GFB 1st Agriculture Award, which recognizes young farmers who earn the majority of their income from something other than production agriculture.

Tuesday 10/07/2014
Vargo Orthodontics hosting silent auction this week to benefit Breast Center
Posted: October 07, 2014

This year Vargo Orthodontics is hosting a silent auction for pumpkins decorated by the Rome dental community with all proceeds going to the Breast Center in Rome to support the mobile mammography unit and the mammography scholarship program.

Monday 10/06/2014
Berry College welcomes 14 new professors
Posted: October 06, 2014

ROME, Ga. -- Berry College has hired 14 new professors for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
GDOL will help Kelly Services recruit workers in Rome on Oct. 9
Posted: October 01, 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Rome Career Center will help Kelly Services recruit seasonal workers for Petz Enterprises, a software support company in Rome. The recruitment will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the career center at 462 Riverside Parkway.

Monday 09/29/2014
TRED forms advisory board
Posted: September 29, 2014

Rome, GA – To further engage a diverse group of trail enthusiasts, TRED has formed a 10-person Board of Advisors. Realizing the heightened level of activities and enthusiasm surrounding the development of Rome and Floyd County’s trail system, TRED president Julie Smith sees the benefits of engaging local public, private, and government leaders in the big decisions that are essential to continuing our trail’s popularity.

Jimmy John's to open for lunch Tuesday
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Jimmy John’s, the gourmet sandwich shop known for delivering orders, is set to open today at 11 a.m., according to employees. The restaurant is in the corner of Charles Hight Square near the intersection of Turner McCall Boulevard and North Fifth Avenue. It is expected to have both indoor and outdoor seating.

Tuesday 09/23/2014
Big Time Products getting bigger
Posted: September 23, 2014

Rome-based Big Time Products is growing again. The company is getting ready to start work on the addition of 5,000 square feet of office space to its corporate headquarters at 2 Wilbanks Road in Rome.

Rome Applebee’s planning expansion
Updated: December 14, 2014 - 11:02 pm

The Rome-Floyd Building Inspection office is currently reviewing plans for an expansion of the Applebee’s restaurant, 826 Turner McCall Blvd.

Play Turf: Pioneering safer playgrounds
Posted: September 23, 2014

Matthew Avery and Cullen Elam have partnered to resurrect a modern day version of a business that Avery’s grandfather, Pat Avery, helped pioneer more than 50 years ago.

Friday 09/05/2014
River Dog Paddle Company coming to Broad Street
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 2:05 am

Mike and Connie Sams have brought the sport/hobby of stand up paddle boarding to Rome. The couple moved to Rome from Atlanta two years ago and have indicated on their website, www.riverdogpaddleco.com that they plan to open a shop at 5 Broad St. in early November.

Mount Berry Square Mall to continue under Hull Property Group flag
Posted: September 05, 2014

James M. Hull and Barry L. Storey have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group, LLC with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Youth baseball training center opens in West Rome
Posted: September 02, 2014

Joel Wall is doing his best to renew interest in youth baseball in Rome, Floyd County and all of Northwest Georgia.  Wall has opened Future Athletics at 25 Shorter Industrial Blvd., Suite 200.

Geocaching event filling up local hotel and campgrounds on Oct. 15-19
Posted: September 02, 2014

Andi Beyer and Jim Williamson are expecting one of the largest crowds for an event in Rome this year when they host a Geocaching Mega-Event on Oct. 15-19.

Alford’s to acquire Cartridge World
Posted: September 02, 2014

Larry Alford and his wife, Missy Alford, of Servicemaster by Twins, have come to an agreement with Eric Labbe for the purchase of the franchise for Cartridge World of Rome at 315 Riverside Parkway.

Thursday 08/07/2014
O’Charley’s, ALDI to open soon; Ichiban already open
Posted: August 07, 2014

The month of August is going to be a big one for new businesses.

Thursday 07/24/2014
GHC Human Resources Seminar to focus on changing employment landscape
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 9:29 am

The Georgia Highlands College Office of Continuing Education will be hosting the 8th Annual Managing Human Resources Seminar on Aug. 6 from 8:30am-2:30pm. The seminar will focus on the changing employment landscape in Northwest Georgia and how to attract and retain high quality talent.

Monday 07/21/2014
New pharmacy planned for North Rome
Posted: July 21, 2014

Plans are in progress to bring a new independent pharmacy to a location in North Rome.

Seminar on bid procurement at Chamber tomorrow
Posted: July 21, 2014

The Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar to help small businesses with their bidding efforts Tuesday, July 22 at the Chamber.